Kick-start Father’s Day celebrations this year by bonding over movies with daddy dearest. Express your love for him as you watch Hollywood’s favourite dad’s in action. This Father’s Day, it’s time to pick your favourite Blu-ray or DVD and revisit those special movie memories of the past with your father and recreate many more.
This Father’s Day gift him a movie or better still get ready to spread the beans bags, grab some popcorn, brew his favourite coffee, watch a Father’s Day special movie on Blu-Ray or DVD and tell him how special he is.
Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, the leading home entertainment content provider, recommends 5 must watch Father’s Day movies:
The Pursuit of Happyness
This Will Smith starrer is a moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris’ determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. The love and trust of his son helps Chris Gardner surpass all obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Star-cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
Kramer v/s Kramer
Kramer v/s Kramer is a film adapted from the novel by Avery Corman and directed by Robert Benton. The film is about a married couple’s divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple’s young son. It shows how the just divorced Ted Kramer is faced with the tasks of housekeeping, taking care of himself and his young son Billy. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities he lands up at the court fighting to keep custody of his son.
Director: Robert Benton
Star-cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander
The Lion King
The Lion King is an animated musical adventure film directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. It is the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as king. However, after Simba’s uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is fooled into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile in shame and despair. On growing up, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his friend, Nala, and his shaman, Rafiki, before he returns to challenge Scar to end his tyranny. The Lion King with its intriguing characters, great music and hilarious moments is a family classic that will endure through the ages.
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Star-cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
Happy Feet is an adorable movie that takes you into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song. This is the story of a little penguin named Mumble who has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no Heartsong. However, Mumble has an astute talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before: tap dancing. If you are looking for a movie that will make you want to laugh and cry, and will definitely have you thinking (about taking dance lessons & about the world as it is now) then this is the movie for you.
Director: George Miller
Star-cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving
Nebraska (2013) is about an aging, alcoholic father (Bruce Dern) who is convinced that he has won a million-dollar magazine sweepstake and his son (Will Forte) on their trip from Montana to Nebraska. It’s a story where a son learns more about his family during one eventful weekend that prompts him to reflect deeply within and gives him a whole new perspective on his father.
Director: Alexander Payne
Star-cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte